Taranto

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TARANTO

Region : Puglia
Province : Taranto

Stemma di Taranto/Arms (crest) of Taranto
Official blazon
Italian D’azzurro, al delfino nuotante e cavalcato da un Dio marino nudo sostenente nel braccio sinistro un panneggio svolazzante e con la destra scagliante il tridente, al capo cucito di rosso centrato, caricato della conchiglia d’oro, posta fra la leggenda “Taras”.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 20, 1935.

The arms show the mythological founder of the city, Taras (also the ancient name of the city). Taras was a son of the greek God of the sea, Poseidon, and he always travels by dolphin. All historical coins of the city, the oldest dating from 510 BC, show Taras and the dolphin.

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Literature: : Image from http://www.araldicacivica.it


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